Product Review: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo

Monday, September 03, 2018

     I'm a self-confessed lipstick lover but I only have few bullets in my collection. I'm building my lipstick arsenal based on brands that I love over the shades available. I can say that I'm still naive when it comes to bold and bright shades that's why I will only use them on special occasions or when the need to sport a striking shade arise.

     NARS Audacious lipstick is the most expensive lipstick that I have to date. It's almost Php 2,000 a bullet. Though it's expensive, it delivers. This line has 40 beautiful colors that give a luxurious, bold and healthier looking lips with every application. See photos, swatches, and my thoughts on NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo below :)

Product Review: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo

NARS Audacious Lipstick according to their website:
Cult-favorite Audacious Lipstick is so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture—the sensation is audacious. Unadulterated luxury glides on like satin across skin with single-stroke coverage in a spectrum of shades. Bold, ultra-saturated color feels hydrating and stays put—does not bleed or feather. The NARS logo is embossed on the lipstick bullet. Bold by design. Shamelessly seductive. An Allure Best of Beauty winner.
     The shade that I really wanted from this lipstick line is Schiap but it was out of stock during the time I ordered it at beautyMNL. Since I was lemming for a NARS lipstick for a long time before my purchase, I decided to get this shade which is also a love at first wipe.

Product Review: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo

     This shade is described as cool fuschia with a semi-matte finish and a permanent color from the audacious line. The color may vary and depends on the lighting and most of the time it looks a little dark on my pigmented lips. In the swatch below, it looks 

Product Review: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo

size: 4.2g/0.14oz

price: 1,700 php (Around $31.72+)

place bought: beautyMNL
Available in NARS counters nationwide

instructions for use: Apply directly from the bullet for full coverage with one stroke

ingredients: Ricinus Communis {Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil], Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethiylhexyl Palmitate, Candelilla Cera [Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax], Isononyl Isononanoate, Ozokerite, Butyrospermum Parkii [Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter], Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Isopropyl Myristate, Silica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Ceteareth-20, Propylene Carbonate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Glycol, Copernicia Cerifera Cera [Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax], Phenoxyethanol, Coprinus Comatus (Mushroom) Extract], Lecithin, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil), Simethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dextrin, Water, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Lysolecithin, Portulaca Pilosa (Portulaca Pilosa Extract), Tocopherol, Sucrose Cocoate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Disodium EDTA, [+/- (May Contain): Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 45410 (Red 28), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake)].

Product Review: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo

     I always apply a lip balm prior application and amazed with the luxurious feel after one swipe. It's very pigmented and gives an opaque color payoff with one stroke. It's light on my lips and the creamy texture makes it easy to apply smoothly and evenly. 

Product Review: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo

     Notice how it makes my lips fuller even with only a single swipe. Goes opaque after application thus concealing the lines on my lips. 

Product Review: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo
One swipe gives a pigmented and opaque color 

What I like:
  • The packaging- simple and sleek. You'll never go wrong with a metal black bullet and NARS' leveled up the lipstick game because of the magnetic mechanism. It has a pretty 3D shape and the word NARS is printed at the bottom part of the bullet and in the lipstick itself.
  • The scent- can pass as odorless. 
  • The shade is very pretty. It's a bright fuschia pink that compliments my skin tone. 
  • The texture is smooth and super creamy that's why it glides easily upon application.
  • It is very pigmented. A single swipe gives a full coverage. 
  • Goes opaque after one swipe and the creamy semi-matte application is not heavy on my lips.
  • It makes my lips look plump and fuller whenever I wear this shade.
  • Lasts 5 to 6 hours on my lips.
  • I don't need a lip liner because it doesn't settle in lip lines and doesn't feather or bleed.
  • It doesn't dry my lips even if it's not easy to remove. 
  • It leaves a beautiful stain on my lips after eating or drinking and that stain can last a whole day.
  • Batch, manufacturing, and expiration date printed on the box packaging.

What I don't like:
  • The price is not budget-friendly, it is expensive.
  • It's a pain to remove even with the use of an oil-based eye and lip makeup remover.

Will I repurchase: Yes! Going for my lemming shade which is NARS Schiap

     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. This shade of pink is perfect for special occasions or on days that you want to make a statement. It's a head turner shade that suits light, fair, and medium skin tones. The magnetic bullet always saves the day. If you experienced a broken lipstick most of the time because it accidentally uncaps inside your bag, then this beauty is your choice. 

     I also like that the audacious line has a wide array of shades to choose from. The shade is true to the color inside the bullet and the formulation leaves a beautiful stain on the lips after eating or drinking which last a whole day. 

What's your favorite NARS lipstick shade? Share your thoughts below :)

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  1. Wow miss kath ang ganda pla ng lipstick na yan, fav ko din ang fuschia pink, kaso super mahal nya 😆 pero based sa sinabi nyo po npaka pigmented nya

  2. Wow Super ganda talaga ng Shade na yan at pigmented pa.. Yun nga lang sobra mahal pala niya.. Hindi pa ko nakatry ng ganyan kagandang lippy Mam. Kath sana Soon makabili din ako niyan..

  3. Nice lipstick because its last longer and the shades are bolder yet its pricey..

  4. Yes ang ganda talaga ng shade! And the quality, Yay! Lakas maka ganda at gives sophisticated looks❤️. Pero yun nga, for me di sya budget friendly hehehe☺️..Pero sympre as a lady, part na yata natin yung mga ganyang bagay hehehe as a treat and reward na din sa atin..

  5. When it comes to lipstick I love pink shades ksi prang feeling ko yun talaga bagay saki bombs haha., pero like ko yung pagka pink netong michiyo. Nakaka reveal ng kaputian lalo. 😍

  6. Ang ganda kaso ang mahal 😂 bagay sainyo mam kath :) -cielo jonna


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